TappedOut Malware Popups Getting Excessive

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Posted on July 11, 2018, 9:45 p.m. by BrandonJamesCAC

Has the site been acting up for anyone else? My friends and I have been constantly redirected to those "Clean your Galaxy" Apps or the "You've won an Amazon Gift Card!" Sites which you can't close.

Or are we collectively insane?

Gidgetimer says... #2

I have been visiting exclusively on my Kindle tablet and Apple phone but I have gotten 0 pop ups or IP redirects. Sounds like you guys have viruses to me.

July 11, 2018 11:04 p.m.

TypicalTimmy says... #3

I get them too, on my Android.

This is the only website they pop up on.

July 11, 2018 11:39 p.m.

Rzepkanut says... #4

Its happening to me too, on my android also, and its definitely only happening while I'm on this site.

Its super obnoxious, it might make me have to quit using the site.

July 12, 2018 12:16 a.m. Edited.

It's Android Only on this site.

No one freak out. It's not a virus at all. But mad effin annoying

July 12, 2018 2:12 a.m.

Rzepkanut -

I know, me too. Which sucks because MTG Salvation.... well you know..

July 12, 2018 2:13 a.m.

I use android and have never gotten such pop ups.

July 12, 2018 2:55 a.m.

yeaGO says... #8

android here too, can we get some screenshots? when did it start?

July 12, 2018 7:12 a.m.

Rzepkanut says... #9

It happened to me a few times yesterday. Never got a screen shot.

July 12, 2018 7:22 a.m.

It happened to me a few times last night, next time I'll post a screen shot.

July 12, 2018 7:35 a.m.

DruneGrey says... #11

Like the others it comes and goes when I visit from my phone.

Model: Pixel
Android Version: 8.0.0

July 12, 2018 10:50 a.m.

yeaGO says... #12

please let me know if any appear starting now

July 12, 2018 11:52 a.m.

I had a few this morning (and the last few days). I think they were before the above comment. I'll screenshot the next one. Only happens to me on mobile. Pixel 1, Android 8.1.0.

I've had problems with it appearing on mtgtop8 as well, but I haven't been on that site as often recently, so I haven't seen it in awhile (like, not since last summer).

July 12, 2018 5:14 p.m. Edited.

So far so good today yeaGO

July 12, 2018 5:55 p.m.


I think we're good. No issues past 2 days.

July 13, 2018 8:23 p.m.

TreeBeard19 says... #16

Still having issues here. It pops up every time I load a new deck list page sometimes again when I try to view a specific card in the list. Getting really annoying.

December 13, 2018 7:57 p.m.

TypicalTimmy says... #17

Mine came back. Mostly when I visit the creation forum, which is weird. Mostly Verizon-based ads now.

December 13, 2018 8:35 p.m.

yeaGO says... #18

Sorry folks, we're on it

December 14, 2018 10:19 a.m.

yeaGO says... #19

please feel free to report here if it happens again with a description

December 14, 2018 11:01 a.m.

You the man. Thank you.

Mine have only been the "I'm too cheap to upgrade my account" ads on the page. No full redirections.

December 14, 2018 12:04 p.m.

yeaGO says... #21

They stopped huh?

December 14, 2018 10:51 p.m.

I got redirected today.

enter image description here

December 19, 2018 10:02 p.m.

yeaGO says... #23

I got them too earlier but we made a change to stop them. Is it still happening?

December 19, 2018 10:08 p.m.

Nope, that was the only one I've experienced. Thanks a bunch for responding to these issues so quickly.

December 19, 2018 11:36 p.m.

lolgodsend says... #25

I’ve got like 3 in a row whenever I’m looking at my deck lists. I’ll screenshot next time it happens

December 22, 2018 6:18 a.m.

lolgodsend says... #26

(https://imgur.com/a/aDC9zxW) Just happened again, here’s a link to the screencaps

December 22, 2018 6:25 a.m.

lolgodsend says... #27


I don’t think it worked the first time

December 22, 2018 6:27 a.m.

I still get these. Most of them have been fixed, so thanks for that, but I still get ones that have these urls: bestgiftsforddfans.ooo and bestgiftsforddlovers.ooo. I don’t know if that helps. The first time I opened up this site the past few days, I got one of these, then I had to close the browser and open a new one several times. It seems to be only on this site.

December 22, 2018 6:47 a.m.



The click directs are back.

December 22, 2018 11:05 p.m.

I took a screen shot of another Redirect Ad that I just encountered. Ive been hit by it 3x in the past 15 minutes. So they are getting pretty bad again.

December 23, 2018 10:54 a.m.

I have a solution to the redirect ones. And I'm slapping myself for not thinking of it sooner.

When you come to the site just

Use https://tappedout.net

December 24, 2018 11:38 a.m.

yeaGO says... #32

Interesting, that works?

I made some changes and they should have stopped. Spammers use these holiday weekends to try to catch people off guard but i disabled a lot of things to prevent them

December 24, 2018 1:54 p.m.

I have not gotten any today so far.

December 24, 2018 2:04 p.m.

They stopped for me. Thanks, yeaGO!

December 24, 2018 3:59 p.m.

...and they’re back. I’ve gotten two today so far in the last 5 minutes.

December 25, 2018 2:54 p.m.

smilepandabye says... #36

Glad to see I’m not the only one. Sucks that I have to stop using the site days at a time sometimes.

December 27, 2018 12:12 p.m.

yeaGO says... #37

anyone getting them the past few hours?

December 27, 2018 5:03 p.m.

Using this link

I've Been good since 12.23

December 27, 2018 5:22 p.m.

Yeah, BrandonJamesCAC, I’ve tried that link. It does make there be less of the pop ups, but they still appear for me.

I think I’ve got this sorted out, because I figured out how to block urls on my IPhone. That works very well, and although the url changes sometimes, I can just block the new one and none appear for hours. Here’s the link to do that, for other people who have this problem:


Hope that helps for other people having this issue.

December 27, 2018 7:23 p.m.


And.... They're Back worse than ever.

April 19, 2019 2:06 p.m.

yeaGO says... #41

thanks, looking now. screenshots and URLs welcome

April 19, 2019 2:08 p.m.

Will do. Thanks homey

April 19, 2019 2:55 p.m.

TypicalTimmy says... #43

I went to X out an ad and accidentally clicked on it. Hit the wrong button trying to close it and have had viral notifications ever since. The URL is:

  • win1.studynerdz.com
April 19, 2019 3:35 p.m.

yeaGO says... #44

sorry Timmy, can you get ahold of me via the contact form and we can figure that out in greater detail?

April 19, 2019 3:40 p.m.


Just got the PayPal one while editing a deck.


May 23, 2019 12:44 p.m.

Url redirects are back. I just got 2 in under a minute .

May 23, 2019 7:50 p.m.


May 23, 2019 8:09 p.m.

yeaGO says... #48

Have they ceased, made some changes

May 23, 2019 9:52 p.m.

I just got a url redirect

Edit: using chrome on mobile, Google pixel

July 5, 2019 1:04 a.m. Edited.


Android 10.1 Galaxy S9+ Chrome

4x ATT Url Redirect

July 10, 2019 12:36 p.m.

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